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Local Bites at the Food Truck Caravan

Have you heard about the new Food Truck Caravan? Every Saturday evening from 7:30 to 11:30, check out a caravan of food trucks in Downtown Scottsdale.

Stop by 5th Avenue and Goldwater Blvd. to try a variety of cuisines from eight food trucks, including dessert. It is a family- and dog-friendly event with seating at communal tables and misters to keep you cool, plus music from local artists.

It is so much fun tasting the different foods served by trucks …

Cool Off This Summer

We’ve reached that time of the year, when you just want to cool off in a pool or go to the lake!

Arizona Outdoor Fun offers some great water adventures not far from Phoenix. Head to Lake Pleasant for fun and 118 miles of shoreline. You can rent a wakeboard, jet skis, pontoon boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and canoes. Enjoy a guided jet-ski tour and learn about the plant life, history, and geography of the area. It’s the perfect way to stay cool!

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See the Wildlife at Out of Africa

I always think of Africa when I imagine seeing lions, tigers, giraffes, and zebras, but you can actually see them at Out of Africa wildlife park in Camp Verde!

If you were in Arizona 25 years ago, you will remember it as a small park on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation. It moved to a much larger area in 2004 and now has over 100 acres of space for animals.

This park is not a zoo, as …

Sweet Treats from Julia Baker Confections

While I was shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park, I came across the most delicious-looking store called Julia Baker Confections. You can shop her fabulous treats, sip a glass of wine at the bar, and celebrate being in heaven!

If you do not know about Julia Baker, she has an impressive background. She studied classical French cooking at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She found her calling, graduating first in her class with diplomas in both cooking and pastry.

Julia is known as “Chocolatier …

Explore the Musical Instrument Museum

I had some out-of-town guests visiting Scottsdale, so I suggested we visit the Musical Instrument Museum. I am not musically inclined and I do not play an instrument, but I love to visit this extraordinary place!

MIM

MIM is 200,000 square feet with over 5000 instruments on display from 200 countries. It opened in 2010 and was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO of Target. …